I received August’s Lip Monthly in exchange for an honest review. This post also appears on A Year of Boxes.
Lip Monthly is a US subscription service that delivers a variety of full-size lip products + one bonus cosmetic in a reusable pouch every month. Subscriptions start at $12.95 USD/month and each pouch is valued at $50+.
Lip Monthly offers four subscriptions (all prices in USD and all products full-sized):
- Monthly subscription: $12.95 for 4 to 5 products/month
- Lip Monthly Plus: $19.95 for 7 products/month
- 3-Month subscription: $38.85 for 4 to 5 products/month
- Annual subscription: $155.40 for 4 to 5 products/month
Shipping is free in the US; $3.99 to Canada and the UK; and $4.99 to Australia.
Subscribers get a mixed bag of products every month so mine may be different than other August ones you’ve seen. Each of the regular subscriptions typically includes three lip products and one other cosmetic but given that that so many people are wearing masks more and lipsticks less, Lip Monthly changed August’s to two of each.
Cargo Essential Lip Gloss (Anguilla)
Estate Cosmetics Lip Icing (Lick)
An opaque dusty rose with slight shimmer. It’s not glue, boo, so it’s not sticky. Our lip gloss will leave your lips looking irresistible, like icing on a cake. Glaze it over your naked lips or over your favourite lipstick for a comfortable, high gloss finish. Vegan. Paraben free. Cruelty free. ($20)
This one is a different story. They call it dusty rose, but on me it’s more like a a rusty plum (‘tho that doesn’t sound near as appealing). A great colour to go with the mustard, brown and burgundy sweaters I’ve just pulled out for fall. And not the least bit sticky.
Hikari Cream Pigment Eye Shadow (Petal)
Wear alone or layered under powder eyeshadow for long-lasting color and increased depth. ($15)
April’s Lip Monthly included a similar shadow in a loose powder and I lost a good amount of it when I opened the lid and sent it flying. Not so with this one since I was much more careful, but I do find them a bit messy and would much rather see it pressed solid in a palette. But the colour is really pretty.
Cleo Noir Twist-Up Liner (Black)
In a pinch? Give it a twist! Our convenient Twist Up Liner gives you lines you crave without the hassle of sharpening. Open the door to limitless looks with the vivid lineup of colors to keep ’em guessing. The precise tip and ultra-smooth formula lets you create striking eye looks with no dragging or pulling. This budge-proof liner makes chic and convenient go hand in hand. ($18)
This eyeliner comes in some really funky colours and I wish I’d gotten the purple or gold because I have several that are black. Glides on easily and I love the twist-up format.
August’s Lip Monthly is valued at $69 USD. I’m disappointed that I didn’t love both of the lippies but I still think it’s a good value overall and a fun one to try if you’re curious about beauty boxes.
What would you rather see from Lip Monthly? All lip products; three lip products + one cosmetic; or two and two like they’ve done here?